Knowing Is Half the Battle! Understanding and Using Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Tuesday February 9, 2021
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Workshop 1

What exactly is depth of knowledge? How do Webb's DOK Levels designate the level of depth of knowledge demanded by standards, lessons, and assessments? Why is the DOK Wheel inaccurate? How could Webb's DOK Levels be used to tier instruction, intervention, and enrichment? In this presentation, you will learn how the depth of knowledge depends on the depth and extent students must demonstrate their learning in a certain context and how Webb's DOK Levels could be used as a multi-tiered system of support to establish the ceiling of assessment, develop and deliver instruction, respond to intervention, and provide opportunities for enrichment. You will also learn how DOK teaching and learning expectations and experiences are similar to television game shows such as Jeopardy! (DOK-1), instructional shows such as The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross (DOK-2), challenge shows such as Top Chef (DOK-3), and innovation shows such as Shark Tank (DOK-4).

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